Mr. Simmons is a private investor living in Carillon Beach, Florida. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a BSIM in 1970 and immediately went to work for NCR Corporation as a sales trainee. In March of 1971, he became the youngest person to obtain 100% of annual sales quota in computer sales for NCR, and did so in only 15 days. He achieved the CPC award for 10 years out of 10 eligibilities, and won the Chairman's Award for the highest percentage in quota in 1975. in 1980, he was the Director for all computer sales in the U.S. in the Medical, Education, and Government Division.
In April 1982, in conjunction with a partner, he formed Ortho Management Systems (OMS) and personally wrote Orthotrac, the most successful program ever developed for orthodontists. He was President of OMS and ran the day-to-day operations for 17 years. During the last year as an independent Sub-S Corporation, total sales were over $18million with over 20% profit before taxes.
In February of 1999, OMS merged with InfoCure Corporation, which changed to PracticeWorks and was purchased by the Eastman Kodak Company in 2003.
In 1998, Reid became a Founding Director of Chattahoochee National Bank. He served on the Marketing & Technology Committee and the Audit Committee for the first 4 years, and then Loan Committee. He retired as Director upon the merger with First Capital Bank (and now Flag Bank).
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund at Georgia Tech. He owns vacation homes and businesses in Keystone, Colorado, and in Carillon Beach and Wild Heron/Sharks' Tooth in Panama City Beach, Florida.